From Sea to Sea is an original a cappella song cycle written by Aaron Jensen. It is an exploration of the human voice and a celebration of Canadian verse. Penned between 2007 and 2013, the completed thirteen-piece series pays tribute to Canadian poets from every province and territory, commemorates the country’s many cultural and folk traditions, explores the versatility of the unaccompanied voice, and features a range of musical genres as diverse as the nation itself. The album was released on the Centrediscs label, and is distributed by NAXOS.
From Sea to Sea premiered on May 12th, 2013 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre by The Elmer Iseler Singers, The Elora Festival Singers, Cawthra Park Chamber Choir, Countermeasure, and the SING! Singers featuring Denzal Sinclaire.
“This past month, I have had a love affair with Canadian composer, Aaron Jensen’s new Centrediscs album, ‘From Sea to Sea’….Gorgeous, pitch perfect, beautiful relaxed vocal production, and effortless intonation. This recording is stellar. I often wonder what the future of choral music is; this album answers that question, recognizing and honouring our choral traditions while boldly and successfully experimenting in contemporary music and the avant garde.”
Anacrusis – Journal of Choral Canada
“Jensen’s intelligence and sensitivity as a composer, as well as the impressive range of his compositional style, is revealed in his exploration of the genres of folk, classical, jazz, pop, and minimalism.”